Shakespeare's Globe, London
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Discover the plays of the Bard of Avon the way they were meant to be seen, at Shakespeare's Globe. an authentic reproduction of the open-air theater once established by the playwright's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. The modern playhouse sits roughly 230 m (750 ft) from the site of the original. Between performances, take a guided tour of the theater, and browse exhibitions highlighting Shakespeare and theater in the 16th and 17th centuries. If watching a play while exposed to the elements doesn't appeal, the adjoining Jacobean theater recreates the style of indoor playhouse for which Shakespeare also wrote. To visit Shakespeare's Globe and get the most from your holiday in London, create itinerary details personal to you using our London itinerary builder.
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London's Shakespeare Globe Theatre is a wonderful place to spend the day. An excellent tour of the facilities is complimented by a self-guided tour that enables the visitor to learn much about not onl... read more »
It was much better than I expected . The set menu was written in Shakespearean. The wine list was excellent, though the staff need to be less transparent with their constant upsellling. Otherwise grea... read more »
Shakespeare invented several words but splendiferous isn't one of them ...... even though it suits the Globe perfectly. This is a fascinating place, I would recommend a tour, the insight of the tour l... read more »
Saw Henry V here in the rain. Never before have I had more fun at the theatre. Despite the rain and chill in the air I loved every minute of it. For £5 a ticket you really can't go wrong! Wear shoes that you'd be comfy standing in for extended periods of time though. The concrete is unforgiving.
What an awesome building! The feeling and layout of the house is something entirely unique. Despite actors competing with overhead planes the open roof was interesting and completely unexpected. With cheap standing admission it's very affordable for strong stamina theater lovers.
Great theatre experience on a budget. During the days of netflix and youtube and superhero franchisees, this small theatre keeps up to the spirit of theatre and shakespeare none the least. A must visit for all shakespearean lovers. As the saying goes... "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse's arms."
Saw Midsummer night's dream a week or two ago. Best 5 pounds spent in London. The play was hilarious... So good that I didn't realize I had been standing for 3 hours!
Fantastic atmosphere. I'm not a Shakespeare type of a guy but seeing The Merchant of Venice here really brought it to life. The interplay with the 'groundlings'' really gives you an idea of how the plays must have been seen in Shakespeare's day. Seats are expensive, especially when they then offer to sell you a cushion, blanket or chair back but you can get standing tickets for a fiver. Great architecture too.
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